slip down

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Related to slip down: pull through, come off, in line with

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vi (= fall)ausrutschen, ausgleiten; (= go down)hinunterlaufen; this wine slips down easilydieser Wein rutscht or kullert so schön (die Kehle hinunter) (inf)
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What was my astonishment to see on the slippery column of the tree two human forms appear and quietly slip down to the ground.
It sat noticeably higher on my back than the rucksack I normally use for my cycle to work and did not slip down as I powered through the streets.
I'll have to speak with [coach] Mike [Hesson] and other senior players but one-day cricket could see me slip down the order slightly, especially given we have guys who are more than capable of batting at the top as well.
Their slip down the European second-tier order meant they had to qualify for the World Cup through the final knockout games, beating Tunisia and then Uruguay over two legs to become the last team to make the cut.
A FINAL round 80 saw Tim Dykes slip down into a share of 54th place in the Rusty's Travel Classic at Longhirst Hall in Northumberland on the PGA EuroPro Tour.
Scott McGleish and Andros Townsend also scored for Orient, but Gavin Tomlin, Jonathan Obika and Jarvis replied for Yeovil, whose boss Terry Skiverton warned: "We mustn't slip down the table.
The bogey wheels need to start turning before we slip down the table.
If you're Mitch Kupchak, and watched Turiaf slip down into the second round of the NBA draft, didn't you consider having a heart-to-heart with some of your scouts before actually taking him?
This city has battled for years to slip down the list of the highest spending authorities - it would be a disaster to once again see us up there in the top half.
My first thought was, If you really want to stop girls from feeling bad, why not use models who wouldn't slip down a shower drain?
But financial analysts warned Newcastle will slip down the table next season after the club was dumped out of Europe's top competition by Partizan Belgrade in the qualifying stages.
Where is the "skip the holidays" package--the one where I can slip down to Mexico with a small group of savvy people and dodge the entire Christmas season?